• 5 ways to beat the Expat Funk
    February 9, 2014 , 4 Comments

    Just like hitting the Travel Funk, as an expat, I’ve come to learn, you hit the Expat Funk, too. Know what I’m talking about? It’s that shitty feeling when you [...]

  • Spring in Chiang Mai
    February 2, 2014 , 20 Comments

    I wake up and walk out of my air-conditioned room. I step into the teak upstairs of my home and am hit. A blast of steam, of hot, humid air [...]

  • The things missed as an expat
    January 23, 2014 , 28 Comments

    The grass is always greener. Oh, the age old quote (is it a quote?) will always ring true. Regardless of where in the world I am. Why? Well … even [...]

  • ‘Tis the Season … sort of
    December 28, 2013 , 10 Comments

    Twinkling lights adorning homes. Nativity scenes. Malls overloaded with garland, Santa and merriment. That’s how I recall the holiday season in America. Nothing short of sensory overload to the tune [...]

  • Love, life and loss … again
    October 27, 2013 , 19 Comments

    No one said being an expat is easy. No one said it is all unicorns and rainbows and glitter (damn). In fact, being an expat means missing out on the [...]

  • Vacation, all I ever wanted
    July 5, 2013 , 3 Comments

    There’s a panic that sets in sometimes. A panic of being stationary. When this panic sets in, I normally high tail it out of the place I am to embark [...]

  • Anxiety abroad
    May 14, 2013 , 25 Comments

    “I think I have shortness of breath,” I say when I stop into the clinic my old apartment owner runs. “I just lost a friend the other week and my [...]

  • Surviving Songkran
    May 9, 2013 , 18 Comments

    The stream of water from the squirt gun hits me dead in the eye. The sting is instantaneous. “Damnit! My eye!” I whimper as I attempt to wipe the water [...]

  • An ode to my friend
    April 18, 2013 , 16 Comments

    The first thing I notice about Adam are his powder blue eyes. A gorgeous blue. And, as I get to know more about him, those eyes become one of the [...]

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